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Toronto started their All-Star break a day early

Jonathan Toews scored twice to go along with two assists, Patrick Kane set up one to reach 999 career points, and the Chicago Blackhawks downed the listless Toronto Maple Leafs 6-2 on Saturday.
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Hogberg is making an impression on his Coaches and teamates with another great outing

Marcus Hogberg made 40 saves for the Ottawa Senators in a 5-2 win over the Calgary Flames on Saturday.
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A big win at home over the Sharks has the Canucks on top of the (Western) world

The Vancouver Canucks, who have lost more games over the last four years than every team other than the Buffalo Sabres, beat the San Jose Sharks 4-1 Saturday to move alone atop the tightest division in hockey.
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Arizona drops another one with a 7-3 loss in Edmonton

Riley Sheahan had a goal and three assists and Connor McDavid had a pair of goals as the Edmonton Oilers rode a strong start to a 7-3 victory over the Arizona Coyotes on Saturday.
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Canadiens blow a 3 goal lead but still manage to get the 2 pts

Tomas Tatar scored in the fourth round of the shootout as the Montreal Canadiens held on for the dramatic 5-4 victory over the Vegas Golden Knights on Saturday night.
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Crosby continues to dominate since his return from surgery

Sidney Crosby scored a power-play goal 1:33 into overtime to lift the Pittsburgh Penguins over the Detroit Red Wings 2-1 Friday night.
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Not such a close shave for Tampa as they crush the Jets

Anthony Cirelli scored his first career hat trick and Nikita Kucherov added a pair of goals as the Tampa Bay Lightning routed the Winnipeg Jets 7-1 on Friday.
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Learning what it meant to be a pro is paying off for Kapanen

Kapanen and Keefe's relationship dates back to the AHL. There has been some friction along the way, but there are benefits, too. Keefe, still adjusting to life in the NHL, already knows what buttons to push. And he’s seen Kapanen quietly put together a productive stretch with nine points to show for his last 10 games.
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Panic at the disco.....

What led to the firings in New Jersey and Vegas, and what's next? Elliotte Friedman has answers in the 31 Thoughts.
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After the Kassian and Perreault rulings by the NHL, players are once again confused as to what's legal this time around. Stay tuned.....

Mathieu Perreault was furious after taking a stiff elbow from Vancouver’s Jake Virtanen away from the play — an incident that went unpunished by the league’s department of player safety.
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You win some, you lose some. Strange days in Vegas

The Vegas Golden Knights have fired head coach Gerard Gallant and named Peter DeBoer as his replacement, the team announced on Wednesday.
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Tree has Tkachuk covered

While much has been said about Matthew Tkachuk's style of play in the wake of his run-in with Edmonton's Zack Kassian, his general manager said the organization takes no issue with how their young winger has conducted himself.
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There's a lot more in this article than just the title topic. Gives you a great "behind the scenes" peek into a week in the "old" NHL days

In this week's mailbag from Dan Murphy, he catches up with former Canucks Tom Sestito, who recalls one of Vancouver's whackiest weeks in memory -- which culminated with John Tortorella angrily going towards Calgary's dressing room. Plus: are the Canucks really better on defence with Micheal Ferland and Brandon Sutter?
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The 'Oil finally conquer Smashville

Leon Draisaitl had two goals and an assist as the Edmonton Oilers emerged with a 4-2 victory over the Nashville Predators on Tuesday.
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Only four points in Crosby's first game back?? Maybe he needs more rehab.......

Sidney Crosby watched the Pittsburgh Penguins thrive in his absence. The longtime captain pledged he would simply focus on doing his part to keep the Penguins rolling in his return from a two-month layoff.
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Jeckyl & Hyde show continues for the 'Nucks

The Vancouver Canucks actually played well enough to win against the Winnipeg Jets. But it was the strong play of goaltender Connor Hellebuyck that continued Vancouver's dismal record in Manitoba.
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Back to the future.......

Inside the game, Tkachuk’s hits are seen as cheap shots for which a player should answer by fighting, if the victim so chooses.
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Opinions are divided on whether it should be Kassian or Tkachuk facing the music

Edmonton Oilers forward Zack Kassian will have a hearing Monday after an altercation with Calgary Flames winger Matthew Tkachuk during the second period of the two teams' matchup Saturday.
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It's good to see Cory Schneider back in the NHL after a stint in the minors

Cory Schneider is heading back to the NHL.
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Panthers' blow out the Leafs, and see a new career points leader in Huberdeau

Florida's Jonathan Huberdeau had a goal and an assist, surpassing Olli Jokinen for the franchise's career points lead with 420, and the Panthers beat the Toronto Maple Leafs 8-4 on Sunday night.
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It's the end of the road for Shero in New Jersey

The New Jersey Devils and general manager Ray Shero have agreed to part ways, the team announced Sunday.
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2 for 2. The Canucks' pull-off two bounce back wins after two big losses

The Vancouver Canucks beat the Minnesota Wild 4-1 Sunday to sweep a pair of weekend matinees, which began with a 6-3 win Saturday against the Buffalo Sabres after a pair of dismal losses in Florida.
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The Hockey Theme...done in inimitable style...by an absolute LEGEND.

Our thoughts are with the friends and family of legendary Canadian drummer Neil Peart, who passed away early this week at the age of 67. Here's a look back at the fantastic performance he did for TSN of 'The Hockey Theme'.
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Marlies game cancelled as assistant Rob Davison suffers medical emergency

The Toronto Marlies' game against the Texas Stars was cancelled on Friday after Marlies assistant Rob Davison suffered a medical emergency in the visitors' dressing room at the HEB Center.
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Bruins complete comeback and take 2 points from the Jets

David Pastrnak had a hat trick to extend his point streak to 12 games and Jake DeBrusk added two goals, including the go-ahead score in the third period, to help the Boston Bruins hold off the Winnipeg Jets 5-4 on Thursday night.